17 - 19 November 2015. EECITIES will be presented at the stand of ARC Engineering and Architecture La Salle at the SMARTCITYEXPO, that will take place in Barcelona, 17, 18 and 19 of November 2015. We hope to see you there!.
EECITIES - Energy efficient cities
SERVICE PLATFORM TO SUPPORT PLANNING OF ENERGY EFFICIENT CITIES
EECITIES is an energy analysis service provider that supports planners, energy consultants, and policy makers to make informed decisions related to improving the energy efficiency of urban areas. The services provided are based on the integration of dispersed energy related data from multiple sources, including geographic information, cadastre, economic indicators and consumption. The integrated data is analysed using assessment and simulation tools that are specifically adapted to the needs of each case. The technologies used to provide these services have been developed in the SEMANCO research project- co-funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Union.
Listen to stakeholders participating in case studies about planning energy efficient cities
EECITIES applies technologies based on the SEMANCO platform. These technologies can help to improve decision making regarding energy efficiency in your city. They let you:.
- Integrate your pre-exiting data into an urban energy model
- Build urban energy models of the buildings and infrastructures in your city or town that enable you to visualize energy demand in a navigable 3D model
- Assess the energy performance of your buildings with a diverse set of simulation tools
- Assess the different options for reducing urban energy demand
The creation of an urban energy model begins with a 3D geometric model of an urban area which is visualised in the platform using Agency9’s 3dMaps software.
Energy assessment and analysis tools are applied to evaluate the current level of performance (e.g. a baseline) of buildings included in an urban energy model. Then, plans and projects can be devised and their performance checked against the baseline conditions. This planning is supported by the SEMANCO platform.
A set of tools are integrated in the SEMANCO platform which can be used to assess the energy performance of future and existing buildings. These include: SAPMAP, USiT, UEP/UEO, Mine-On.
The combined data of an urban energy model is analysed and displayed in diagrams and tables to highlight hidden patterns and hot spots.
The MCDA tool supports users in selecting the best solutions to achieve specific targets by enabling the comparison of multiple plans and projects for a given urban area.
These tools support the decision making process related to energy efficient urban planning. They enable advanced analysis of energy related data at different geographical scales.